Definition of Dear


  • a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
  • a beloved person
    used as terms of endearment


  • having a high price
    "costly jewelry"
    "high-priced merchandise"
    "much too dear for my pocketbook"
    "a pricey restaurant"
    - high priced
  • earnest
    "one's dearest wish"
    "devout wishes for their success"
    "heartfelt condolences"
  • with or in a close or intimate relationship
    "a good friend"
    "my sisters and brothers are near and dear"
  • dearly loved


  • at a great cost
    "he paid dearly for the food"
    "this cost him dear"
  • with affection
    "she loved him dearly"
    "he treats her affectionately"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble dear

22 unscramble word found using the letters dear.

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